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Mark your calendars for these performances at the Public Theater: enough and The Wandering Trilogy

We couldn’t be happier to have New York movie theaters back up and running. There’s something special about watching a live performance – sitting side by side, clapping together and singing along to the music. As you plan your theatrical outings for the spring, we have two new shows to add to the Public Theater roster: enoughfrom March 10 to April 24, and The Wandering Trilogyfrom April 8 to May 8.

The public theater was one of the nation’s first non-profit theaters and continues to be a leading example of inclusive art and culture. This award-winning theater has long impressed audiences with its talented actors and entertaining performances. We can only expect both enough and The Wandering Trilogy will be shows not to be missed.

Written by Public Theater Artist-in-Residence Shaina Taub, enough is a musical about the women’s suffrage movement in America. We know only too well the erased female voices of history. This musical gives a voice to the women who fought so passionately for the 19th Amendment. It explores their stories, tactics and challenges as they navigated between victories and setbacks in the seven years leading up to suffrage.

With choreography by Obie Award winner Raja Feather Kelly and direction by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, enough will not only be an entertaining musical, but also timely with Women’s History Month in March. Buy tickets now or plan to attend Joseph Papp’s free performance on March 10.

The Wandering Trilogy will also be a performance of the season, especially since it has been under construction for so long! Just five days before the first performance in 2020, the show was canceled due to the pandemic. “There’s no way to describe the beauty and surreality of returning there this spring – nearly two years to the day,” says Mona Mansour, playwright and Emerging Writer’s Group alumnus, “In a play on to return to and the lack of ability to return, the revocation of this company and this project, is particularly pleasant.

As Mansour notes, The Wandering Trilogy is a moving drama about navigating what “home” means and the pain of losing one’s home. The show stars six actors in 19 different roles (wow!), and it spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics.

The actors are eager to debut their portrayal of Palestinian displacement, home and identity at the Public Theatre. “We managed to retain the original cast,” says director and Obie Award winner Mark Wing-Davey, “due in large part to their own sense of community encouraged throughout the lockdown with weekly poetry meetings on Zoom . We can’t wait to start again. Buy tickets now or plan to attend Joseph Papp’s free performance on April 8.

Both shows are aimed at older audiences, so we’d recommend leaving your toddler at home this time (date night, perhaps?). Keep in mind that you must present proof of full vaccination and a booster dose to attend the shows. Want to know more about public theatre? Discover his current productions and programs to fill your spring calendar!

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